Archive for the ‘Air Conditioning’ Category

Upgrading Your Thermostat: Simple and Effective

Monday, March 20th, 2017

hand-adjusting-thermostatJust last week the Northeast was being pummeled by a late season snowstorm. When something like that happens, it can be a bit difficult to believe that spring is already here today. It’s certainly still chilly enough to feel like winter, but it won’t be too much longer before the days begin to warm up. Very soon, we’ll be reminding you to get your air conditioning system tuned up for the summer season. Today, though, we want to recommend a very simple HVAC upgrade that can prove seriously beneficial.

Replacing your thermostat in Westport, CT may not sound like much of a priority. After all, your existing thermostat regulated your heater just fine throughout the winter. Do you really want to settle for “just fine,” though? You don’t have to replace your entire HVAC system to start enjoying a better overall heating and cooling performance. You may just need to change the way in which you control your current setup.

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Are You Ready for a New AC?

Monday, March 6th, 2017

In our last blog post,AC-service-technician we discussed the replacement of your heating system. Today, we are going to talk about replacing your air conditioner. Now, we know what you’re thinking. It’s still way too chilly to be running your AC in this area, and will be for some time. That’s precisely the point, though. Replacing your air conditioner before you really need it is preferable to waiting until the last minute, and for a number of reasons.

Obviously you aren’t going to want to replace a relatively new air conditioner that is working just fine, but there are plenty of instances in which even an AC functioning reliably may be replaced with good reason. Keep the following in mind, and remember to schedule your air conditioning replacement in Fairfield, CT with us. We’ll make sure that you are 100% satisfied with the results.

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3 Ways that Homeowners in Fairfield Save On Air Conditioning Costs

Monday, June 27th, 2016

As a leading HVAC service provider in the Fairfield, CT area, believe us when we tell you that we’re as interested in reducing cooling costs as much as you are. Whether you want to put more money into the savings account this summer, or you’re planning to take a vacation later this year, saving on cooling costs can help. After all, every little bit counts. And over the course of several years, such savings can really add up. Here are some common ways to reduce the cost of running your air conditioner without sacrificing your comfort.  (more…)

Use Zone Control to Improve Your Air Conditioner Efficiency

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Central air conditioning has a lot of advantages, which is why it’s still the most popular air conditioning type on the market. However, it is not a perfect system. There are still a lot of issues that central air conditioning systems have to deal with, one of which is energy inefficiency. If you want to vastly improve your air conditioning efficiency this summer, consider installing a zone control system this summer. Let’s take a look at what a zone control system is, and how it can benefit you this summer. (more…)

How Your Air Conditioner Uses Refrigerant

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

You don’t need to know how the vast majority of the systems you use every day work in order to benefit from them. However, sometimes it helps to know a little about the system so that you can keep it in better shape. With summer fast approaching, we thought it would help to go over the core of most home air conditioning systems: refrigerant. Read on to find out how your air conditioner uses refrigerant, and the problems related to it. (more…)

Common AC Problems to Watch for

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Summer is the time of year when air conditioners are placed under the most stress, due to their near-daily use. The more stress you put on an air conditioning system, the more worn out it’s going to become and the more likely it’s going to be to develop problems. That’s why you should be on the lookout for signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs, so that you can schedule them as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some common air conditioning problems that you can run into this summer. (more…)

What Causes Air Conditioner Short Cycling

Monday, May 9th, 2016

If you ever hear your air conditioner turning on and off every couple of minutes, you have a pretty serious problem. That behavior is called short cycling, and it dramatically increases the wear and tear on the system. A unit that is left to short cycle for a prolonged period of time will be far more likely to have parts break down in groups, and will have a shorter lifespan overall. You should call for repairs as soon as possible if you notice your air conditioner behaving this way. If you want to prevent the issue from happening in the first place, though, you should know what causes it. Let’s take a look at the causes of short cycling. (more…)

Listen for These Air Conditioner Noises

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

We’re moving out of spring and into summer, which means that you’re probably using your air conditioner more and more often to keep cool. Added usage means more stress on the system, which means greater likelihood for things to go wrong. One of the first signs that your air conditioner is in need of repairs is strange noises coming from the system. Let’s take a look at some of the noises that you may hear coming from your air conditioner this summer, and the problems they indicate. (more…)

Air Conditioner Size Matters. Here’s Why

Monday, April 11th, 2016

There are a lot of factors that go into selecting a new air conditioning system. Some of them are obvious, like fuel type or cost. Others are a bit more subtle, like size. Now, of course you’re not going to install a air conditioner that physically cannot fit in the space you have. However, physically fitting the system into the space is not the only size consideration that matters. Read on to find out what can happen if the air conditioner is too large or too small for your home. (more…)

The Problem with Air Conditioner Ice

Monday, April 4th, 2016

As you start to use your air conditioner more often this summer, you may start to notice ice forming on the system. This may seem like a good thing, considering that an air conditioner is supposed to be generating cool air. However, air conditioner ice is actually a sign that you have a problem with your system. If the problem isn’t fixed, you could end up having the whole system break down. Let’s take a look at why air conditioner ice happens, and what you can do to stop it. (more…)